Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
And don't forget, the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt begins tomorrow at 11am EST. If you have not signed up you can do so here:
don't forget to mention that Banana Peels Diapers sent you!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New New New!!

AHHHH Goodmamas!!

Silky soft, squishy goodness! Fabulous Prints and Velours!

If you are not familiar with Goodmamas, they are a one-size fitted diaper made of the silkiest bamboo velour. You can't help but "pet" this fabulous diaper! Goodmamas have quite
a cult following. Many a mamas have stalked the goodmama site waiting for diapers to stock (yes, I too am guilty!) You can now get your hands on one of these beauties stalk-free :)

The Better for Babies line of Little Beetle fitteds, wool covers, training pants, and wool wetbags are now in-stock. Nothing but pure, organic, natural fibers. Looking for the absolute in natural diapering? Look no further! Fun colors and their super soft organic wool can't be beat. If you have not tried wool, you are missing out. I owe my love and obsession with wool to Better for Babies!

Scootababy Baby Carrier

I absolutely LOVE my Scootababy! This is hands down the easiest and most comfortable baby carrier I have tried. The Scootababy mimics the natural way you carry your baby. Simply snap the waist buckle, add baby, pull the shoulder strap over your head, adjust and you are done! It really is simple and comfortable.

I had the joy of discovering the Scootababy at a baby trade show this summer. My 16 moth old was particularly fussy and wanted nothing to do with the stroller. I ran into the makers of Scootababy and tried one on, it has been LOVE ever since. My son is at the stage where he is too tall to be worn in a front pack and I find it too difficult to get him in a back carrier. The Scootababy is super comfortable and a breeze to get on!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Reusable diapers better for the environment - it’s official!

It is obvious that reusable cloth diapers are better for the environment than disposables, right? Well, a study done back in 2005 determined that the washing and drying of cloth diapers gave cloth diapers a larger carbon footprint than disposable diapers. I personally found this study to be skewed. The calculations were based on commercial washing and drying which is done at a higher heat and uses more energy. Many families who cloth diaper launder their own diapers and many even use HE washing machines. Modern cloth diapers also have a much shorter drying time and use less water. The study also fails to address the landfill issues of disposable diapers. Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste. In a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste (Link, Ann. Disposable nappies: a case study in waste prevention. April 2003. Women's Environmental Network.) Disposable diapers generate sixty times more solid waste and use twenty times more raw materials, like crude oil and wood pulp (Armstrong, Liz and Adrienne Scott Whitewash: Exposing the Health and Environmental Dangers of Women's Sanitary Products and Disposable Diapers, What You Can Do About It. 1993. HarperCollins.)

The latest report by the Environment Agency confirms that reusable cloth diapers, if used and laundered according to manufacturer’s guidelines, can reduce the global warming impact of using reusable diapers over disposables by an incredible 40%.* Reusable cloth diapers, if used in an environmentally responsible way, create significantly less environmental impact than disposable diapers. The new report is an update of the Environment Agency’s initial report on the life cycle assessment study for disposable and reusable diapers, which was released in May 2005. The much criticised 2005 report seemed to conclude that there was no significant difference between the environmental impacts of disposable and reusable nappies. Guy Schanschieff, MD of Bambino Mio, Europe’s leading reusable nappy brand and Chair of the UK Nappy Alliance said: “I am delighted that this update has been published to correct the misunderstanding created by the initial report. It confirms that responsible use of reusable nappies would reduce the modern parent’s environmental impact. Many people questioned the 2005 report and this led to the government commissioning this latest update. Reusable nappies are not only better for the environment, as confirmed by this report, but can save parents considerable amounts of money, which is particularly resonant in the present economic climate.” Defra’s findings have apparently been contradicted in the Sunday Times, who have latched on to the report’s findings regarding laundry habits. They state that if parents used tumble dryers and washed the nappies at 90oC the carbon impact could ‘spiral to 993kg of CO2.’ However, most parents wash at more sensible temperatures! * An updated Lifecycle Assessment Study for Disposable and Reusable Nappies, published 17/10/08. Copies of the latest report are available from

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I *heart* the new BG Colors!

They are beautiful! I especially love Zinnia. It's funny, I don't usually care for pink. The new bright colors coordinate beautifully with the pastels. I first saw the new colors when they were introduced at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last month. I couldn't help but squeal and then drool over them. They are quite beautiful in person. I really am a little diaper crazy, just a little, I admit it. :) Be sure to check out the new colors. They are in stock and waiting patiently for new homes. And if I forgot to mention, I am giving away a free wetbag with 12 or more diapers!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Choose your Free Sample!

I try to toss in a free sample with most orders because hey, who doesn't like a little surprise? But I have been thinking, wouldn't it be nice to choose your own sample? Maybe there is something you have been wanting to try? Now you have the option to choose your sample! And they are good ones too, some my favorites! Choose your sample here: Choose Your Sample 1 per order please.

Also, for a limited time a will be offering free trials of soap nuts! These are nature's little powerhouse fruits (yes they are a fruits, not nuts) You have to try them to believe how well they clean!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New & Improved Knickernappi's 2G

The Knickernappies 2G have been released and are in stock! This is one fabulous diaper! The side snaps makes it very trim and I love the clean look.

A few minor changes have been made which have made a big change in performance. The biggest change is to the area between the legs. The crotch is a little wider to make them easier to stuff and to provide even better leak protection. For size medium and large, this is the only change. Testers say it has the same fit they've loved but makes it much easier to stuff, especially for dads with larger hands.

Size small now has a 1" longer rise. Many babies were growing out of smalls before they were fitting into mediums, creating a sizing gap. This gap has been closed and the size chart for smalls is a tad different.

Every Knickernappies 2G comes with a free Banana Peels Diapers Microfiber Insert! Got a heavy wetter on your hands (as do I!) the SuperDo is one powerful insert! Both the SuperDo and LoopyDo are the top-rated inserts on DiaperPin for a reason!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back instock...Imse Vimse Wool Covers!

After a long and much anticipated wait, Imse Vimse Wool Diaper Covers are back! Made of super soft merino wool, this high quality cover allows you to take advantage of the benefits of wool, without giving up the convenience of a wrap cover. An ingenious feature is the added snaps to deter curious toddlers! Plus leg gussets, what more could you ask for in a diaper cover?
If you have not tried wool, you must! It truly is natures miracle fiber. Yes, you will have to hand wash it but due to the fact that is is self cleaning washing is only required every few weeks. You can read more on how to are for your wool covers here.
In stock now at Banana Peels Diapers!